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Forum: Equipment   04-15-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By colin
Thanks for all the advice guys. I did check that...

Thanks for all the advice guys. I did check that seller on Ebay and he didn't have anything up at the moment which looked especially appealing. I know I could have probably waited and got a better...
Forum: Equipment   04-13-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By colin
Victor HPT270

I have an opportunity to get a Victor HPT270 regulator, with nipple and connector for a CO2 tank, for $135 Canadian delivered to my hands.

It appears to be in very good condition. Does this sound...
Forum: Equipment   04-12-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By colin
Thanks for the link. really helpful. I...

Thanks for the link. really helpful.

I wouldn't mind paying a bit extra for an upgraded rig (although not too much extra as I am already over budget on aquarium supplies), but I am not sure where...
Forum: Equipment   04-11-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By colin
aquatek regulator

I am in the market for a C)2 regulator. i want a reasonable quality regulator but certainly can't afford to drop $300 on it.

I saw this aquatek all-in-one setup on [Ebay Link Removed] Anybody...
Forum: Equipment   04-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By colin
Where are you finding those? Most regulators I am...

Where are you finding those? Most regulators I am seeing are at a much higher price point,even the poorly made bundled ones.
Forum: Fish   03-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By colin
I have heard that adding a bit of salt to the...

I have heard that adding a bit of salt to the water is helpful for fin damage in bettas. Something to consider, add a couple of teaspoons of aquarium salt to his bowl.
Forum: Equipment   03-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By colin
When i asked him for details, what I posted is...

When i asked him for details, what I posted is pretty much what he sent. I ahve the feeling maybe he bought it second hand and is not sure of the details. Sounds like maybe I need to wait a bit until...
Forum: Equipment   03-18-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By colin
Thanks for the info guys. If it looks likely that...

Thanks for the info guys. If it looks likely that the sale will go through (meeting is an issue) I will get some extra details first.
Forum: Equipment   03-16-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By colin
CO2 equipment quality check

Hi all,

I have an opportunity to get a 2nd hand CO2 system with a 10 lbs tank and regulator.

I have no experience with regulators or CO2 equipment. I am runnign a gtank with a milwalkee...
Forum: Plants   03-07-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By colin
The tank has a sand substrate with laterite...

The tank has a sand substrate with laterite added, but the anubias is on a rock. It is well affixed in fact. It has been on said rock for quite a long time and grew like crazy, including throwing up...
Forum: Plants   03-05-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By colin
Anubias Melt

I have an anubias Bartai. I bought it over a year ago and it grew and grew and grew. Then one day, holes appeared in some leaves, and it has melted like crazy. I had read somewhere that maybe it was...
Forum: Plants   03-05-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By colin
I once spent 4 hours planting glosso in a tank....

I once spent 4 hours planting glosso in a tank. Two weeks later there was none left. Doesn't like hard water I hear. So check its needs with your tank parameters before you start planting it : )
Forum: Substrate   02-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By colin
I love playsand. I add laterite for iron, plus...

I love playsand. I add laterite for iron, plus root tabs as needed. The only algae I have problems with s diatoms, and they go away as the tank matures. It isn't hard to vacuum the sand, and with...
Forum: Plants   02-04-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By colin
As a side note apparently people take this and...

As a side note apparently people take this and think it helps memory (some real studies suggest it might, a bit). Of course these claims have been exaggerated into things like prevents Alzheimer's...
Forum: Plants   02-03-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By colin
I think that is it! I wanted to say "pennywort"...

I think that is it! I wanted to say "pennywort" but I was pretty sure that was wrong.

Thanks guys. I have it in 2 tanks and it is growing very well.
Forum: Plants   02-03-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By colin
Plant ID please

I have a plant I got off someone as part of a group of plants a long white ago. Can't remember what it is, and I think it is the only plant I don't know what it is in my tanks. : )

Pic attached....
Forum: Fish   02-03-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By colin
possibly sick cardinal?

My lightly stocked very heavily planted 75 gallon lost 2 cardinals yesterday. I saw their little bodies floating on the top (slightly munched post-mortem).

The tank has been stable for a while...
Forum: Fish   01-03-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By colin
Well, according to aqadvisor.com, you are already...

Well, according to aqadvisor.com, you are already in excess of 150% of your recommended stocking level : p I don't think there is much change 5 CPDs are going to be happy in such a small tank, and I...
Forum: Algae   01-03-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By colin
Thanks Tom, I may just go ahead and do that. I am...

Thanks Tom, I may just go ahead and do that. I am also hoping I can find the time soon to work out the kinks in the sump plumbing and reduce the turbulence. I have made a DIY inline reactor but I...
Forum: Algae   12-30-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By colin
Out of control green thread

I have a bad outbreak of green thread algae in my 75 gallon tank. I am trying to keep the CO2 up, but the tank has a sump and a Milwaukee regulator (which is not very reliable), so keeping CO2 up has...
Forum: Fish   10-01-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By colin
Help with disease identification

I need help identifying and treating something which has hit my main tank.

It started with a boesemani rainbow, a nice large colorful healthy male. He started showing some pink around a gill. It...
Forum: Fish   08-10-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By colin
I raised a similar question on another forum a...

I raised a similar question on another forum a while ago, and the consensus was, in such a small tank, 1 fish is enough. bettas can do well in a 2.5 gallon, but not many other fish, even very small...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-09-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By colin
I like my MTS, though they can be prolific...

I like my MTS, though they can be prolific breeders. In my 35 gallon tank I had set up, they used to make a little pilgrimage each night. This tank had a late light schedule, with lights on from 5pm...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-09-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By colin
I am no CRS expert, but I keep mine is strait tap...

I am no CRS expert, but I keep mine is strait tap water, which has a Ph around 7.2-7.4 and a high KH and GH (over 10 I believe). Not only have my CRS done quite well, the tank is cram full of babies....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-05-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,547
Posted By colin
I have 2 tanks with bettas and shrimp. no...

I have 2 tanks with bettas and shrimp. no problems, no shrimp eating. As long as the bettas are well fed. However, some bettas are milder than others. If you get a particularly aggressive betta, he...
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